The West’s unstoppable march toward ‘yes’, by Bella d’Abrera.
The second stream which explains why the public voted for same-sex marriage, is the long-term denigration of religion and the morality that goes with it, in particular, the Christian faith. This has been taking place since the seventeenth century, when the founders of modern Western thought freed science and philosophy from religion, which they perceived to be based on blind faith, and laid the groundwork for the secular State.
The results of this philosophical revolution have come about slowly and gradually, over the course of the centuries. In the 1860s, Karl Marx famously criticized religion for being the ‘opium of the masses’, which he proposed was being used against the working classes by their oppressors. In his Communist Manifesto, Marx focussed on marriage, proclaiming that the ‘abolition’ of marriage and the family, central Christian ideas, were necessary if society was going to be transformed.
Since then, society has been well and truly transformed as Marx hoped it would. Christianity has become increasingly marginalised in our society, its disappearance accelerated during the cultural revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, when it became very unfashionable.
As Christianity has rescinded, the State has taken over the traditional role once occupied by the church, and having naturally set aside the traditional moral element of marriage, is now involved in tying this special bond between two people; couples no longer need the church to get married.
With a little help from cultural Marxists.
hat-tip Stephen Neil